Detective Miguel Vento received a proclamation from Mayor Nicholas Sacco at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Vento, who is retiring after 25 years of public service to the township, including 11 years in the detective bureau, also received an American flag that was flown over police headquarters.
Vento was honored for performing above and beyond the call of duty and his skill as an interrogator/interviewer, which resulted in the apprehension of multiple violent offenders. Throughout his distinguished career he earned a reputation as a meticulous investigator while processing crime scenes, recovering fingerprints and DNA evidence that resulted in identifying and convicting numerous suspects, earning him numerous departmental commendations for valor.
During his career Vento was assigned to the patrol division, the police training division, and the detective bureau. He was promoted to detective in 2001, serving as the department’s co-municipal counter terrorism coordinator and domestic violence liaison. He was also trained as an FBI crisis/hostage negotiator.
Following the presentation the police department honored Vento with a “final walk-out” from police headquarters.